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Our first lockdown special featured Swatpaz and Jess Ashman and took place as part of Flatpack Festival.

May’s Overlap was an experiment in creating as live and interactive a replacement as possible. As part of that David Stanley aka Guri Bosh was on hand again capturing the atmosphere of a live night from isolation. What makes a night like this worth it for me is the honest feedback you get from a live audience, and the random encounters you make around the venue. Loads of work went into integrating Zoom into the broadcast. Its breakout rooms helped create a way to randomly mingle. I can't wait for us to be back together. The real thing is way more satisfying, but it felt like we had a moment. The quality and amount of work submitted for the night was inspiring. Huge thanks to our guests Jessica Ashman and Swatpaz.


May 2020's playlist:

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Dan Silverstone - Bird

Nina Parker Noon - Wild

Shiyi Li - Brendan Poynton - BE

Jake Wesley-Worrall & James Bourne - Hats

Jake Wesley-Worrall - Wild West Midlands

Gareth Courage - Cut Scenes

Dan Crew - Inego - Phoenix Arizona

Josh Leach - Wildish Imagination

Oliver Jones - Mundungus Colour

Mixed Milk / Martin McNally - EXCERPT & Earthy


I Don't Protest

Say Yes

Hold Tight

Dawta (Work in progress)


Drippy Chippy

Mull-guy and Bearsden

Terry Runders Kicks a Stone

Best Brilliant Breakfast

Funny Fish Finger Friends

ADVENTURE TIME: Water Park Prank + animatic

Turbo Fantasy book trailer + episodes

Soaked Leggings Glitch

Have a Laugh With The Funny Giraffes 2

Witchy Woods

Funny Fish Finger Friends Reboot

Break videos by: Agu Crisostomo, Amy Fitzpatrick, Anton Zhekov, Carlton Matthews, Eleanor Simeonov, Gabby Lingtye, Gideon Beresford, Leelou Gordon-Fox, Millie Quick, Luke Frangeskou, Ross Butter, Siam Morrel, Will Garratt

Photos by David Stanley / Guri Bosh.

As usual we hosted local animation in as informal and shambolic a fashion as possible. We were also joined by special guest, Evgenia Golubeva.

Evgenia showed The Witch & The Baby and her new book based on her charming short I Am Not A Mouse. As well as an animation director and illustrator, Evgenia writes on shows such as Hey Duggee and Becca’s Bunch.

I'm chuffed with how these nights have gone. So many interesting animators have come out of the woodwork over the last year. Overlap gets a pretty diverse selection but a lot more submissions come from men than women. Additional to guests and reaching out to animators individually, I’d really like to work out how we can represent the area as best as possible.

This was our last outing at Kongs Birmingham. The venue was the perfect space for what we needed. Free. Super central. Wheelchair accessible. Screen and music already set up. Mood lighting. Central stage area and a bar in the same room. With a bit of work, it felt like a brutalist cabaret bar. It'll be missed.


February 2020's Playlist:

Matt Hayman - ____Roll, Con Troll, CTRL

Louis Hudson - Accident

Jake Wesley-Worral - Switch

Laura Watson - Devoid

Taian Lu - Break The Confinement

Jacob Faulkner / Ordos - Balance Disorder

William Marler - Secrets And Lies, Who Am I?

Evgenia Golubeva - I Am Not A Mouse

Evgenia Golubeva - The Witch And The Baby

Ross Butter - Eamonn Holmes Gives Birth To A Swan

Luke Frangeskou - Frangeskou

Carlton Matthews - Caught Dealing

Greg McLeod - De Cee Voe Mama Jama

Second Home Studios - Accident, Da Vinci Indents

Kirk Sylvester - Minute Taker - Lust

Interval Videos by Dominic Civil, Gabby Lingyte, Gareth Courage, Chris Richardson

Photos by David Stanley / Guri Bosh.

Featuring local animation, a discussion with BAFTA-winning Will Anderson & Ainslie Henderson, and a live performance of Ainslie's theatre piece, Adjust.

Will & Ainslie have created work for Adult Swim, MTV, BBC, and toured countless festivals with their films. Their combination of humour, emotion and bittersweet storytelling is unique. It got as silly as it did emotional.


November 2019 Playlist:

Greg McLeod - The Inverted Peak, Mind Pipe (WIP)

Josh Leach - Josh Earns A Badge

Carlton Matthews / Lil Saucy Knuckles - Loudhouse - Apex

Jacob Faulkner / Ordos - Control

DRP Motion - Halloween

Fraser Ntukula - D-Pad

Matt Waruszynski - Ctrl , Tea Break

Shiyi Li - Burn & Smoothe

Luke Frangeskou - Remote Control Man

Dan Crew - Methods - Mankind

Antonio Roberts - Generative Loop

Ainslie Henderson & Will Anderson

Adjust Live Performance

My Best Friend


It's About Spending Time Together

MTV Ident

Have Heart Trailer

Plaything Trailer

Shackle (WIP)


Contact Trailer

Photos by David Stanley / Guri Bosh.

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